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Mills Oakley

Life Sciences

2 ranked lawyersBand 3AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Specialist practice, staffed by lawyers with extensive, sector-relevant academic qualifications and industry experience, covering a comprehensive range of issues and with especially focused expertise in the areas of therapeutic goods regulation, patent litigation and medical cannabis issues. Also noted for its representation of clients involved in the development of new treatments and technologies, prominently including businesses whose products challenge regulatory boundaries and require strong representation to government bodies and in the media, and for advice on commercialisation, competition and product liability questions.

Strengths

"They performed excellently, they provided timely advice and were good at outlining the risks for us," comments one client, adding: "They always provided very timely responses and we had a fantastic experience with them."

Work highlights

Advised Australian Natural Therapeutics Group on the expansion of its medicinal cannabis business, including assistance on dealings with regulatory authorities and the obtaining of licences.

Notable practitioners

Julian Grover is well regarded for his work on IP matters and often acts for medical device and pharmaceutical companies amongst other client in the life sciences sector. A client notes: "He can take a variety of different views and he'll do the drafting, he's very good at capturing a verbal conversation and putting that into a legal document."

Teresa Nicoletti is well renowned as a leading figure in the life sciences space, frequently advising clients on transactional, regulatory and contentious matters. With a PhD in organic chemistry, she is noted for her ability to consider scientific issues alongside legal issues, a client commenting: "She has the capability to dive into detail, she can do it in legal terms and also in technical terms. I have no problem talking with her about chemical engineering and she can dive deep into that." Another client highlights her straightforward approach, saying: "She's a very matter-of-fact person, she's very direct and doesn't beat about the bush and that's what we like about her."

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Australia

Life Sciences


Julian Grover
Band 4
Teresa Nicoletti
Band 1